North Atlantic Industries (www.naii.com) has announced that its M* Module seamlessly combines customer programmable DSP, FPGA and analog functions with Magellan MC5800. This provides multi-function board platforms with added motor control capability, resulting to an integrated servo motor control embedded card that is ideal for use in feedback, on-the-move, positioning, targeting, robotic/autonomous and manufacturing process control systems.
The all-new M* module supports brushless DC, DC brush and step motors as it utilizes pulse and direction as well as microstepping output formats. For full three-axis motion control, the M* module can also simultaneously control up to three motors. In addition, the module can be used with brushless DC motors or DC-brush motors with external commutation, two- or three-phase sinusoidal commutated motor signals in PWM brushless servomotors.
Other features of the M* module includes integrated I/O for home, motor limits, fault and motor enable sense control and integrated motor control feedback for hall sensor and A-QUAD-B or resolver.
“The M* module delivers the ultimate in scalable, 3-axis motion control combining the power of the Magellan Motion Control Processor with customer programmable FPGA, DSP and analog functions,” noted Lino Massafra, Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
“When combined with NAI’s extensive PWM, Power Amp and Sensing functions, the customer has an almost unlimited ability to perform any possible Motor Control function– using a single embedded solution. The addition of the motor controller function, coupled with existing PWM support, strengthens NAI’s already extensive portfolio of high density, intelligent I/O COTS solutions.”
Available on NAI VME 64D3, 64E3 and 64DP3, the M* module are also offered on cPCI 75D4 multi-function platforms.